Performing Arts News

The Taming of the Shrew, Tron Theatre Glasgow 20th – 30th March 2019

Already reaping enthusiastic praises, this collaboration between Tron theatre and the Sherman Theatre Wales sees Trans playwright Jo Clifford turning Shakespeare’s vision on its head. This witty and raucous new adaptation has some fun with gender roles, swapping male leads for female and exploring whether the Bard’s most contentious work makes better sense when it’s

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Aberdeen Performing Arts: Young Company

A brand new opportunity for aspiring theatre makers to develop their skills in Aberdeen will kick off with a four week workshop programme beginning next month.  Aberdeen Performing Arts Young Company will offer the chance for 18-25 year olds to develop their skills, share practice, gain industry experience and take control of the artistic process. The

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Platform: Flutter

Until December 5

Flutter is an interactive, immersive performance for 2-6 year olds that combines puppetry, music and stunning visuals to create a multi-sensory performance for small hands.

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Dean Castle Country Park: Illuminight

Until November 18

Our last year’s favourite autumnal event of the year is BACK. Illuminight in partnership with Lidl this year offers a fantastic night out for the whole family, a romantic treat for a couple or a fun evening with a group of friends. 

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True North Festival 2018

Until Sept 23

A very special tribute to the music of David Bowie is set to be a highlight of Aberdeen’s True North festival, which takes place over the weekend of September 20-23.   

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Pass Theatre: Spectres

until Aug 11

Based on Norwegian playwright’s Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts (1881), a revolutionary play that was known to challenge social stereotypes, Spectres is an elegant retelling of a bourgeois family’s unravelling, as their secretive pasts unfold.

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King’s Theatre Glasgow: Fame

Until August 4

Based on the 1980 pop culture film, Fame The Musical following the live of students at the New York High School for the Performing Arts as they navigate their way through studying, exploring their creativity and young love.

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Paisley Opera House: Pagliacci

until Jul 28

Scottish Opera’s new production of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci opens on 26 July for three performances in a huge tented structure at Seedhill Playing Fields, dubbed ‘Paisley Opera House’.

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Lemon Tree: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

until Aug 17

The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles of Red Dwarf, Robot Wars and Coronation Street fame and also one of the UK’s best loved Funk and Soul DJ’s will be funking things up at the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.

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Until July 21

Wizard of Oz – THE BEYOND BROADWAY EXPERIENCE has come to King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. This fantastic adaptation, follows the huge success of The Beyond Broadway Experience in 2016 & 2017, the Wizard of Oz will have you dancing down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Emerald City with a twist.

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June 29 – July 8

TRNSMT a music festival held in Glasgow is coming back this year, bigger than ever.

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Love’s Labour’s Lost | Touring Open Air Production

This summer Folksy Theatre will be touring the UK with an open-air production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’.  Founded in 2009 by now husband and wife team Lee and Tom Hardwicke, Folksy Theatre tour the UK and aim to reach rural communities and to make theatre accessible to people of all

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